GAF World Headquarters

GAF World Headquarters

GAF Global Headquarters

Completion Date: December 2014 

“GAF is honored to announce that its global headquarters in Parsippany, NJ, is the first building in the world to be awarded a LEED® Resilient Design Pilot credit from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). GAF has shown leadership in resilience as well as sustainability, and the company’s decision to pursue these rigorous credits demonstrates a strong corporate commitment to those goals. For GAF employees in their new headquarters, the benefits of addressing resilience could be huge if the region experiences another Hurricane Sandy.”

Alex Wilson, president of the Resilient Design Institute and co‐chair of the committee that developed the pilot credits.

Building Overview

  • GAF recently moved from their Wayne, NJ, offices to a new corporate headquarters at 1 Campus Drive in Parsippany, NJ. The 128yearold company spent approximately 40 years occupying 11 buildings on the Wayne campus and made the move in early 2015 to consolidate operations into a 377,000squarefootstateoftheart facility on a 40acre campus.

LEED Certification

  • To achieve this designation, also known as the IPpc98 credit, building owners must assess and successfully plan for a wide range of natural disasters such as flooding, tornados, high winds, and earthquakes. There are several aspects of the GAF building design that led to this designation, including flood preparation and backup capabilities that allow GAF to continue operations and customer service in the face of disaster and longterm outages. In addition, the roof is rated above local code requirements, and is topped with EverGuard Extreme® TPO and EnergyGuard™ Polyiso. 

The Solution

  • Since GAF is a roofing manufacturer, they wanted the best‐performing commercial roof available. It includes GAF’s RUBEROID® HW 25 Smooth Membrane as a vapor retarder, EnergyGuard™ Polyiso Insulation and EnergyGuard™ HD Cover Board
  • It also includes GAF’s best‐performing single‐ply membrane, EverGuard Extreme® Fleece‐back TPO Membrane.
  • GAF 2‐Part Roofing Adhesive was used to fully adhere EverGuard Extreme® Fleece‐back TPO to provide superior wind uplift performance. When using EverGuard Extreme® Fleece‐back TPO Membrane with GAF 2‐Part Roofing Adhesive (compared to EverGuard Extreme® Smooth TPO Membrane), the fleece on the back of the membrane provides an added cushioning layer, especially important for hail‐prone areas. 

Job Details

Parsippany, NJ
Job Size
130,000 square feet
Building Owner

Arco Construction Inc.

Arco Construction Inc. 15 Fairfield Place West Caldwell, NJ 07006

(973) 575‐5200

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